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Nan S. Langowitz (Borowitz)

Nan is a professor of management and entrepreneurship at Babson College, where her penchant for cross-disciplinary thinking and entrepreneurial action has been a hallmark of her work. A serial organizational entrepreneur, in the mid-1990s, Nan was an active architect and co-director of Babson’s award-winning integrated undergraduate management core, a three-course interdisciplinary sequence for sophomores and juniors.

In 2000, she was a co-founder and became the Founding Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Leadership, the first comprehensive center dedicated to advancing women in business and entrepreneurship at a leading school of management. Babson has won accolades as a school of choice for women since the Center’s founding, and is regularly cited by Glamour Magazine as a “cool school” for undergraduate women and by Princeton Review as a top 10 school for opportunities for MBA women.

As a management educator, Nan has focused on innovation and strategic leadership, and has become adept at teaching through online technology. Currently she teaches professional development and leadership across Babson’s MBA programs and has been an innovator in developing an MBA elective on managing diversity. At Babson Executive Education, Nan has taught in corporate development programs and in the Women’s Program: From Managing to Leading as well as the Leadership and Influence program.

Nan was previously a faculty member at Bentley College and Boston College, prior to joining the Babson faculty in 1992. Her research is focused on the entrepreneurial leadership of women as well as the challenges and opportunities organizations and managers face developing and leveraging talent. She is the author of numerous scholarly journal articles, research monographs, and cases and has been quoted in leading media outlets. Throughout her career she has worked as a consultant, researcher, and educator with organizations ranging from complex global corporations to new start-up ventures.

She has also served on corporate and non-profit boards and has been a regular volunteer in community life. In 2002, she was awarded the Abigail Adams Award by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, for outstanding commitment to the realization of equal political, economic, and social rights for women.

After graduation from Cornell as a Government major, Nan went on to complete an MBA at New York University followed by a brief stint in investment banking. She returned to school once again and earned her doctorate at Harvard Business School. She met and married her husband Andrew, a computer consultant, during those years and the two combined their former family names, Langer and Borowitz, to become Langowitz. Happily juggling their professional lives and raising a family, they are the proud parents of Noah (21), Emily (19), and Joshua (15) and enjoy life in the greater Boston area.